Golf team faces new challenge

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The BYU men’s golf team is playing on a course and against teams they have never experienced before in the Jack Nicklaus Invitational.[media-credit name=”Universe Photo” align=”alignright” width=”199″][/media-credit]

The invitational will run today and tomorrow. According to BYU Coach Bruce Brockbank, it is going to be a great challenge for his team.

“We found out in our practice round that the course will give us everything we can handle,” Brockbank said.

The course is the same course Jack Nicklaus, one of the most accomplished American golfers, uses for his tournament The Memorial.

Brockbank and the players are thrilled the team has this great opportunity to play on a course the PGA tour players play on, but know it will be difficult.

Justin Keiley, a junior from Hawaii, said one thing he is worried about is how wet the golf course will be. How wet a golf course is has a major affect on hitting the ball. Keiley believes the team can deal with the challenge, however.

“We got to do the small things and try and stay fresh all game,” Keiley said. “We just need to focus on one shot at a time and stay in the moment.”

The Cougars are looking to improve from their fourth place finish in their last invitational.

 

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